Pamela A. Miller Wins Conservation Leadership Award
Northern Center's Arctic Program Director recognized for a career of environmental activism.
Pamela A. Miller recently received the Wilburforce Foundation’s prestigious Conservation Leadership Award for her longstanding and extraordinary commitment to working for the environment and preservation of Arctic Refuge wilderness. Miller came to the Northern Alaska Environmental Center in 2006 with decades of Arctic advocacy work in Alaska and in Washington, DC and with experience as a biologist, wilderness guide, conservationist, researcher, and political strategist. Her passion for Arctic conservation sparked from field studies of birds, and monitoring seismic exploration impacts in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge when Miller worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as a biologist. Her current work at the Northern Alaska Environmental Center focuses on preserving the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness and the integrity of the Yukon Flats refuge in the subarctic; special areas within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska; and vulnerable coastal and marine habitats of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Miller continues to be a strong partner in coalitions of private, federal, state, tribal, Alaska Native subsistence, and non-profit organizations working toward keeping Arctic wilderness intact now and forever. The Northern Alaska Environmental Center congratulates Ms. Miller on her outstanding work in the conservation community and for this recent prominent recognition!